28 Jun '17, 12pm

NASA's supersonic X-plane passes preliminary design review

NASA's supersonic X-plane passes preliminary design review

Senior experts and engineers from NASA and Lockheed Martin, the lead contractor on the project, concluded on Friday that the design is capable of achieving supersonic speeds while avoiding the sonic boom that limited the Concorde to overseas flights because of the Earth-shattering noise. If the new design works, it should deliver a soft “thump” that will allow the plane to quietly fly over populated areas on land.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nasas-supersonic-x-plane-passes-prel...

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